One of the serious issues that concerning orthopedic surgeons since the time that braces were introduced was their non-acceptance by teenage patients and consequently the non-observation of the wearing times. In most cases there is a mismatch between results and the wearing time stated by patients and their parents.
In collaboration with Boston Brace International, SPONDYLOS Laser Spine Lab began to incorporate sensors that record the wearing time of the scoliosis brace by the adolescents.
This is a thermal sensor that records the body temperature. In the past there had been an effort to record with pressure sensors, but adolescents could bypass this by placing a heavy object on the sensor.
This specific sensor records human body temperature at intervals that we define, and it has a lifespan of about one year.
It is applied to the scoliosis brace by opening a hole and placing the special support mount. It can be placed on any brace, even if it has not been manufactured to bear one from the beginning. It is usually placed on the front part of the brace. Before it is placed on the brace it is parameterized and the measurements it will perform are defined.
When the patient comes in for a re-examination, the thermal sensor is removed from the brace and placed in a special card reader, which will read the results. The computer screen automatically displays a graphics chart which analyzes the application data.